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Classic Zimbabwe explorer

11 days from $8,530pp

What is tailor made? 100% custom | Exceptional experiences | Hand-picked guides | Lodging with character | Designed to your schedule, budget & interests

    Places visited:

  • Harare
  • Lake Kariba
  • Hwange National Park
  • Victoria Falls Town, Zimbabwe
  • Zambezi Waterfront
  • Enjoy a half day canoe trail and see hippo, crocodiles and beautiful water birds from an open kayak.

  • Enjoy a glass of wine beside Lake Kariba, watching the sun set.

  • Have tea on the terrace at the Victoria Falls hotel.

What our specialists say...

The Zimbabwe Explorer starts at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge, a beautiful lodge with stunning views over Lake Kariba before taking you into the heart of Hwange National Park for some excellent game viewing. Next it's onto Victoria Falls to see this incredible natural phenomenon and head for some relaxation on the banks of the Zambezi.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Harare
  • Lake Kariba
  • Hwange National Park
  • Victoria Falls Town, Zimbabwe
  • Zambezi Waterfront

Itinerary idea in detail

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Day 1 Lake Kariba

Harare , Lake Kariba

On arrival in Harare you will be met and assisted through immigration to join your light aircraft flight to Lake Kariba. It is just a short drive up the hill from the airstrip to the little oasis that is Bumi Hills.

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Day 2 Lake Kariba

Lake Kariba

Today you can explore the lake by boat, cruising around the petrified forests and small channels in search of wonderful birdlife and animals drinking in the shallows. Game drives are also on offer or you can simply relax on your balcony, soaking up the expansive views of this enormous lake.

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Day 3 Hwange National Park

Lake Kariba , Hwange National Park

You will fly by light aircraft to the Hwange National Park today. On arrival you will be met and taken on a game drive back to the camp where you'll spend the next three nights.

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Day 4 Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park

Today is your first full day on safari in Hwange. Enjoy game drives and walking safaris, returning to camp during the midday heat where you can enjoy views of the waterhole, a magnet for game, particularly during the hottest hours of the day.

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Day 5 Hwange National Park

Hwange National Park

Another day on safari today. You may wish to head further afield to visit some ancient ruins stopping to game view at the many waterholes along the way.

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Day 6 Victoria Falls Town, Zimbabwe

Hwange National Park , Victoria Falls Town, Zimbabwe

You will leave Hwange by game drive and continue the journey to Victoria Falls. Gorges Lodge is situated just out of town and offers dramatic views over the gorges and down to the river below.

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Day 7 Victoria Falls Town, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls Town, Zimbabwe

You have a full day to explore the Victoria Falls and surrounding areas today. If you're feeling adventurous you can walk down to the river and up again, enjoying a dramatic sunset this afternoon.

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Day 8 Zambezi Waterfront

Victoria Falls Town, Zimbabwe , Zambezi Waterfront

You will be transferred by road to the Zambezi riverfront for three nights at Zambezi Sands today.

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Day 9 Zambezi Waterfront

Zambezi Waterfront

There are lots of varied activities on offer here, including game drives, night drives, boat cruises - sunset cruises are a must - walking and canoeing.

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Day 10 Zambezi Waterfront

Zambezi Waterfront

Another day to enjoy at Zambezi Sands. Each room has great views of the river and you can head out for picnics on the islands too.

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Day 11 Return home

Zambezi Waterfront

You will be transferred back to the airport for your onward flight today.

Contact a specialist

The specialist who designs your trip to Zimbabwe will have explored the country many times and, in some cases, lived there. Their first-hand knowledge gives us the belief that no other travel company can match our expertise in helping you plan your trip. Your dedicated specialist will take the time to understand your preferences and build them into an itinerary to match, working to your budget. He or she will keep perfecting it until you’re completely happy and ready to book.

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When to go

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Harare
 
 
 
Lake Kariba
 
 
 
Hwange National Park
 
 
 
Victoria Falls
 
 
 
The Zambezi Riverfront